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Christine Iverson Bennett is Professor Emerita in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University. She earned her B.A. in sociology at Northwestern University, her M.A. in social studies education at Stanford University, and her Ph.D. in social science education with specializations in ethnic studies at the University of Texas in Austin. Prior to her doctoral studies she taught high school social studies in San Jose and Los Angeles. During her thirty-one years at Indiana University, Professor Bennett developed and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in multicultural education; and initiated and directed The Teacher as Decision Maker Program, The Research Institute on Teacher Education, and Project TEAM, a program to recruit and support students from underrepresented minorities. She also served as director of Indiana University’s Exchange Program with Hangzhou University and conducted seminars for faculty at Al-Ain University in the United Arab Emirates and for visiting international scholars at Indiana University. Her research publications focus on the impact of multicultural social studies, classroom climates in desegregated schools, racial inequities in school discipline, racial issues in higher education, and multicultural teacher education. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Part I. The Case for Multicultural Education
Chapter 1. Multicultural Schools: What, Why, and How
Chapter 2. Culture, Race and the Contexts for Multicultural Teaching
What Is Culture?
Chapter 3. Race Relations and the Nature of Prejudice
Part II. Roots of ethnic Diversity in the United States: The Conflicting Themes of Assimilation and Pluralism
Chapter 4. Immigration and the American Dream: European American and Jewish American Perspectives
Chapter 5. Colonialism, Involuntary Immigration and The American Dream: American Indian and African Americans Perspectives
Chapter 6. Colonialism, Immigration, and the American Dream: Latino Perspectives
Chapter 7. Contemporary Immigration and the American Dream: Asian, Muslim, and Arab American Perspectives
Part III. Individual Differences and societal inequities That Affect Teaching and Learning
Chapter 8. Learning Styles and Culturally Competent Teaching
Chapter 9. Reaching All Learners: Perspectives on Gender, Class, and Special Needs
Chapter 10. Teaching in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms, by James S. Damico
Part IV. Strengthening Multicultural Perspectives in Curriculum and Instruction
Chapter 11. Multicultural Curriculum Development: A Decision-Making Model and Lesson Plans